Ted Upton

Ted Upton is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Fly Fishing.  Founded in 2009, Cheeky manufactures high performance fly fishing reels, gear and apparel.

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How Much Backing Should Go on a Trout Reel?

Question:  I'm using a standard reel for trout fly fishing, how much backing and fly line should be on the reel? Also if you don't have the reel loaded with enough line will this have an effect on the range you can cast? Answer:  Knowing how much backing to spool onto a trout reel can be a tricky matter.  Reels come in many sizes and arbors and there’s...